these are Mateu Alemany’s calculations to register signings

Barcelona Barça make their league debut this Sunday against Getafe (9:30 p.m.) and Xavi Hernández currently only has 12 first team players registered (and therefore available) for the first trip of the season. The provisional list no longer includes Franck Kessie, who has left for Saudi Al-Ahli leaving a surplus of around 12 million and a salary saving of around the same figure. On the other hand, Ousmane Dembélé is still on the official payroll, although the Barcelona club is closing the fringes of his departure to PSG. Of course, the French winger leaves without a number: Ferran Torres will keep the number 7 he wore, while Raphinha will inherit the number 11 worn by the Valencian. El Mosquit will confirm his departure this Friday.

Between now and Sunday, Barça is obliged to speed up arrangements to register players who are not registered. The most urgent is Ilkay Gündogan, who contractually would be free if he is not registered in time. The other two acquisitions, Oriol Romeu and Iñigo Martínez, are also not listed on the registration website, although the Basque center back is injured (he is out for another two or three weeks) and may wait a little to complete the process. The list of duties is expanded with Ronald Araujo, who ended his contract in the eyes of the employer last June 30, and the recently renewed Sergi Roberto, Marcos Alonso and Iñaki Peña. There is also a rush to normalize the situation of Alejandro Balde, despite the fact that Xavi could summon him as a player of lower categories, just like Ez Abde, Fermín López, Lamine Yamal or Àlex Valle. For his part, Pablo Gavi is registered as a member of the first team thanks to a precautionary measure, while Clément Lenglet and Sergiño Dest, ruled out coming on loan, are not listed.

The registration workload is considerable with only five days to go deadline partial which means the first day of the League. As advanced by RAC1 and confirmed by the ARA, the transfers of Kessie and Dembélé will generate space that Barça could use for two inscriptions of tokens from the upper part of the salary scale or for three from the lower part . From the first group are Gündogan, Araujo and Iñigo Martínez (with preference for the first two) and from the second, Romeu, Sergi Roberto, Alonso and Peña. Therefore, in the event that there were no other operations apart from those of Dembélé and Kessie, the technicians should prioritize registrations before traveling to Getafe. The solution to this limitation is through economic offices.

In the struggle to build fair playmore effective and less capricious is the so-called relever from Barça Studios. Two weeks ago, on the North American tour, directors of the institution almost closed an agreement with a German fund to resell 16% of the audiovisual tailor’s drawer transferred to and Orpheus Media for 60 million d euros. The amount had to come in all at once and allowed the registration of most of the pending contracts. But the operation had not yet crystallized, to the point where it transcended – via the channel giants— an alternative linked to the Mexican fund Mountain Nazca, which supposedly bought 49% of the production company from Socios and Orpheus for 180 million, 20 less than what the two companies paid a year ago, and gave 30 before the 1 September This Wednesday, the balance was tipping again towards the first operation, which could become official between today and tomorrow.

Assume a devaluation of the Barça Studios business

Both the German and the Mexican routes arise from the fact that the financial income of 200 million reflected in the 2022-23 budget has not been fulfilled: the club has only collected 20, although both Socios and Orpheus maintain that they are in payment calendar day. Either way, the club will have to accept a slight devaluation of the Barça Studios shares in exchange for the short-term liquidity that guarantees them to buy back part of it to later resell it to other investors. If the 60 million that fall to him for 16% of the business are finally 60, the calculation of the total will reach 375, about 25 less than the initial 400. The entry of a third investor into the production company will cause Orpheus and Socios to reduce their stake to 16.5%. The operation is 100% financial, designed solely to fulfill the feasibility plan. If not, the League blocked operations.

The puzzle fuels the uncertainty just days before the reigning state champion’s official debut. The burden is not only Barça’s heritage, since most Primera teams also have problems adjusting to financial control, but it is already undeniable that the club presided over by Joan Laporta is experiencing a third summer in a row dedicated to the epic in the offices The one in 2021, marked by the unexpected farewell of Leo Messi, required a lot of juggling to register Memphis, Kun Agüero, Eric Garcia and Luuk de Jong – of which only the central Martorell survives in the squad. And the one in 2022, despite the doping of the levers, avoided a misfortune thanks to Jaume Roures and a personal endorsement from Laporta himself and the treasurer Ferran Olivé. Living with water around your neck continues to be a trend at Barça.

2023-08-10 05:30:01
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